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Ticket Tech. Broken or Just a Rigged Game?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.18.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's been a long time since I was part of a massive scrum, battling to get the 'hot' tickets to a show where seats were fought over like a rare commod...

This Is Why You Couldn't Get Adele Tickets

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment

Tickets to Adele's North American tour went live Thursday but after a swift sellout, droves of fans left Ticketmaster empty-handed.  Just h...

Here Are The Best Reaction Memes To Buying Adele Tickets

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment

If you hadn't heard, pre-show purchasing for Adele's upcoming North American tour went live on Thursday, and it was a complete train wreck. Snagging a...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Not the Grateful Dead

Stewart Sallo | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Stewart Sallo

With each passing day since these shows were announced, it has become clearer that the "Fare Thee Well" concept, ostensibly conceived to pay tribute to a beloved band on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, bears little resemblance to the Grateful Dead.

The Scalpers From Within

Steve Pociask | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Pociask

As some of the biggest names in the concert industry are wrapping up their summer tours or, like Garth Brooks, are getting ready to embark on a much anticipated new tour, the general public is often left wondering where all the tickets go for these popular concerts.

What The Heck Is A 'Bruno Mars Act'?

Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

If you camp out at a box office, thus proving your loyalty and fandom by waiting in line for hours, do you deserve concert tickets over someone sittin...

Ticketmaster's $23 Million Fail

AP | Posted 05.17.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Ticketmaster has agreed to settle claims for up to $23 million over a lawsuit affecting more than a million people who, after buying a ...

49ers Fan Pays For Super Bowl Tickets, Get's 'Go Ravens' Note Instead

Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

A San Francisco 49ers super fan fell victim to a Super Bowl ticket scam, only to have her dream come true when local media outlets picked up on her pl...

Website To Remove Annoying Puzzles

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- Ticketmaster, often the target of fan anger when tickets to popular concerts get sold out in seconds, is removing an annoyance that can...

The Anomaly That Is Super Bowl Tickets

Jake Fischer | Posted 03.27.2013 | Sports
Jake Fischer

If you want to get tickets to see the big game up "close" and personal, you need a little bit of luck and a whole lot of patience. But hey, the Harbough brothers did the same thing, and look where they'll be on Super Bowl Sunday.

The New Ticketmaster-NBA Shop for Tickets: Better for Fans or Worse?

Jon Potter | Posted 10.27.2012 | Sports
Jon Potter

Will "one-stop shopping" for NBA tickets under the Ticketmaster model will promote fan choice or kill it. Season ticket holders and all NBA fans should be asking teams and the league some hard questions about this deal

NBA, Ticketmaster Team Up

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2012 | Money

The NBA is teaming up with Ticketmaster to create a website where fans can buy and re-sell tickets. The agreement will make Ticketmaster the official...

Louis C.K. Scores Big Without Ticketmaster

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.29.2012 | Small Business

Louis C.K.'s decision to go without Ticketmaster to sell tickets for his latest tour has proven another successful business experiment for the comedia...

Louis C.K. Shuns Ticketmaster For New Tour

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business

For the second time in the past two years, Louis C.K. is conducting an interesting business experiment. The comedian plans to cut out Ticketmaster...

Ticket Buyers Deserve to Have Their Rights Protected

Lawrence J. White | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Lawrence J. White

The bottom line should be that if you buy the ticket, you should own it, and be able to do with it as you wish -- use it, resell it, or give it away.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Entertainment Business Confronts Weak Consumer Demand | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

In this exclusive interview, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Chairman Irving Azoff discuss the company's strategy for delivering growth in a tough ...

Lucas Kavner

Radiohead Fans Blast Ticketmaster | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

Many New Yorkers awoke this morning, checked their wireless connections, manned their keyboards, and futilely attempted to purchase tickets for two la...

Ticketmaster Counters Scalpers

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- Event tickets seller Ticketmaster said Monday that it is introducing new technology to let artists and sports teams raise or lower tick...

The Worst Company in America: The Final Four

Chris Morran | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
Chris Morran

For the third year in a row, three out of the four slots in Consumerist's Worst Company In America semifinals have been taken by the same three competitors: Bank of America, Ticketmaster and Comcast.

Top 20 Music Stories of the Year

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

Love him or hate him, Kanye West is the PR train wreck viewers can't turn away from. Some hoped the Taylor Swift debacle would keep West quiet, but a little site called Twitter let the star return to the scene loud and proud 24/7.

Corporate Revenge Fantasies

David Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Parker

Ever since JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater inflated that slide and some girl quit her job by writing on a whiteboard, I've been having my own corporate revenge fantasies.

Terms Of Service Process Taken To Court

Econsultancy | Patricio Robles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you live in the United States, a warning: you may want to read the terms of service of the websites you use a little more carefully. That's because...

Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger Approved: Will It Lead To Lower Ticket Prices?

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — Concert promoter Live Nation and ticket-seller Ticketmaster consummated their merger on Monday after the U.S. Justice Department a...

Pearl Jam Is No. 1

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

Pearl Jam is probably one of the few bands of this generation who didn't sell out, who didn't say "how high," when the label said "jump."

Music Video On A Shoestring: Heat Stroke, Heart and Social Media to the Rescue

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

In today's atmosphere of music industry giants swallowing the little Indie guys, a little band from Atlanta proves that all it takes is heart to produce art and great PR.